Teen driver fatally flung in HWY 1 crash

A 19-year-old man died early this morning after a crash on state Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man was driving a 1991 Honda Accord north on the highway, just south of Tunitas Creek Road around 5 a.m.

According to the CHP, the man allowed his vehicle to drift into the southbound lane of traffic, and then onto the dirt road shoulder.

The Honda then hit a traffic sign, rolled several times, and the impact of the crash ejected the driver who died at the scene, the CHP reports.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash, and are not yet certain whether drugs or alcohol was a factor.

The victim’s name has not yet been released, though the CHP says the man was from Hayward.